Walson was not allowed to deliver babies when I was stationed there because they had something like a 60% infant mortality rate back in the 1970s. My wife became pregnant in November 1989 and we had to drive some thirty miles to Mt. Holly for the birth in 1990 because Walson was forbidden by the Department of the Army to deliver babies.
The same experience, or simular experience happened to me too. At the time of becoming pregnant with my second child, my son, Walson happened to be opened, and I went there to take the pregnancy test and my first pregnancy checkup. I had to file a non-available statement, because of the fact of the lack of a maternity ward due to problems with infant deaths when it was in existence. I had my son at Rancoucas in Willingboro.
1. As often as I walked those trails (and that was a lot) I never heard a bird sing nor saw an animal scurry by. [/qute]
There was one time my husband and I, in a car, decided the drive through a lot of Fort Dix, driving very deep into the base by the tarred roads becoming dirt roads. I had thought how quiet the woods were there.
A car dealer named Harry DuBell (Browns Mills native) told me later that the pine barrens were prime dumping grounds for mob hits but also said the body "coulda been leftovers from the Leeds Devil ya know !!! Ha ! Ha !".
I remember hearing about a body of a male being found in the Brown's Mills Acme dumpster back a few years ago, when we were still living there. I wonder if was part of that mob story.
Neighbors of mine reported seeing "glowing red eyes" peering out from those woods at different times of the night.
I awoke several times in the dead of night and "knew" the red glowing eyes were peering into my upstairs bedroom but in the two and a half years I was there I never could bring myself to look out the woods and confirm this.
I find this very interesting. When we first moved into our second house on McGuire, my daughter told me once, that she saw glowing red eyes under her bed. Now, I have checked under bed, (Where she said she saw the eyes), and I found nothing, but I do want to give her the benefit of the doubt. And considering I have witnessed quite a few things myself in that house, I really think she may have something.
I know I have seen a boy in jeans and a cap walking down a Fort Dix road one night,(near Cedar), where my friend claimed she saw fading away. I didn't realize he could be a ghost until seeing various sightings of him on the net.
I would really like to hear more experiences of others at Fort Dix. McGuire too, if it's possible.